The Etheringtons Blog

The Power Of A Statutory Demand

The Power of a Statutory Demand

If you are in business, whether it’s in the capacity of a company director, in management or if you represent a company as its accountant, you must know of the…

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Making A Will If Capacity Is In Question

Making a Will if Capacity is in Question

It is well known that a Will is a legal document which sets out how a person wants their assets to be distributed once they die. If you are over…

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Retirement Living – Life Beyond Bingo And Bowls!

Retirement Living - Life beyond bingo and bowls!

Not surprisingly people talk about buying their first home as being a life changing event and it is. However, in the past it has been rare for people to talk…

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Building Commissioner For NSW

Building Commissioner for NSW

Mr David Chandler OAM began his position as the NSW Building Commissioner on 14 August 2019. The Premier of NSW, Gladys Berejiklian, has stated that the appointment of a Building…

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Inheritances And Family Law

Inheritances and Family Law

Families and money can sometimes be a volatile combination. This can be especially complicated when a divorce or separation occurs and a new will isn’t drawn up to reflect the…

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Dealing With Construction Defects In Strata Developments

Dealing with Construction Defects in Strata Developments

The past months have seen the construction industry face heavy criticism as a deluge of problems affecting apartment buildings across Australia begin to surface. Construction issues range from superficial cracking…

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Fair Work Commission Anti-Bullying Orders Explained

Fair Work Commission Anti-Bullying Orders explained

The Fair Work Commission has powers to make anti-bullying orders when a worker has been bullied by an individual or group and there is a risk that the worker will…

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Are You Joining The Gig Economy?

Are you joining the Gig economy?

Are you an employee?  A sham contract, under the Fair Work Act 2009, is the misrepresentation of employment as an independent contracting arrangement. This is often driven by the desire…

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Understanding Spousal Maintenance Obligations

Understanding Spousal Maintenance Obligations

It is not widely known that when we enter into a marriage or de facto relationship, in certain circumstances, a spouse may be liable to maintain the other in the…

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Challenging Adjudication Decisions – Some Recent Guidance

Challenging Adjudication Decisions - some recent guidance

Parties to a commercial building dispute may utilise Security of Payment (SOP) legislation in their jurisdiction to resolve payment claims and recover money owing under a construction contract. Disputes are…

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Take Care When Buying A Property ‘off The Plan’

Take care when buying a property 'off the plan'

The term “buying off the plan” usually refers to purchasing a property that is not yet built  or not yet registered as a separate lot with the government department responsible…

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Understanding Unfair Dismissal Claims

Understanding Unfair Dismissal Claims

Unfair dismissal matters can be complex and frustrating for both employers and employees alike.  Since the commencement of the Fair Work Act in 2009, employers have had expanded responsibilities to…

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